Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
July 30, 2014 | Ben Phillips | Honey is coming off and swarms are continuing later this year. Here’s some tips for moving bees out of the supers.
July 29, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers remain steady in southwest Michigan, still low in other areas; protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
July 29, 2014 | Emily Pochubay | Tart cherry harvest is underway and growers are harvesting through the night
July 29, 2014 | Carlos García-Salazar | Red raspberry and blueberry harvest continues. Spotted wing Drosophila is the main concern for berry growers in west central Michigan and has showed up in small numbers in several counties.
July 29, 2014 | Bob Tritten | Summer apple harvest is underway with blueberry and raspberry harvest continuing across the region. Second generation codling moth and oriental fruit moth are flying.
July 29, 2014 | Annemiek Schilder | When fungal diseases show up in vineyards, it is not too late for action. There are various things to consider when making post-infection fungicide applications, including weather conditions and product efficacy.
July 29, 2014 | Keith Mason | Cool and wet conditions are advancing disease development, and heavy second generation grape berry moth pressure is expected to be prolonged. Scout vineyards now to see if treatment is needed.
July 29, 2014 | Mark Longstroth | Soils are becoming dry. Peach and plum harvests are beginning while blueberry harvest continues across the region. Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to climb.
July 29, 2014 | Phil Tocco | With the adoption of the 2009 Food Code, some changes in produce handling may be necessary at farmer’s markets. If you sell lettuce and other leafy greens, you might want to consider changes in handling to ensure quality and legal compliance.
July 29, 2014 | Phil Tocco | Risk of foodborne illness in leafy greens can’t be eliminated, but there are steps growers and farm marketers can do to reduce the incidence of foodborne illnesses in leafy greens.
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Date: Aug 15, 2014
Location: MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684)
Date: Aug 19, 2014
Location: Beaverton Community Center, 142 Saginaw St., Beaverton, MI 48624.
Date: Aug 21, 2014
Location: Lemon Creek Winery, 533 E. Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs, MI 49013
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School